Ace Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is chuffed up about the prospect of working alongside Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who has joined the Australian side as a spin consultant.


Cricket Australia (CA) informed on Wednesday that Muralitharan, the game’s highest wicket-taker has joined the national side as a spin consultant. Muralitharan has already joined the Australian camp and will be working closely with their off-spinner Nathan Lyon.


Australia are currently preparing for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With Australia’s well documented struggles failing them regularly in subcontinent wickets, Australia have pulled of a major coup to get the spin wizard. Saeed Ajmal’s ‘doosra’ is expected to be a key topic of discussion.